Man electrocuted at Cape Town station

2013-05-28 12:14


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Cape Town - A homeless man was electrocuted when he apparently fell onto high voltage overhead cables at Cape Town train station, the Cape Times reported on Tuesday.

Metrorail regional manager Mthuthuzeli Swartz told the newspaper that the vagrant had apparently been sleeping on the station deck when he fell onto the overhead wires above platform seven on Monday morning.

Two platforms were reportedly closed for three hours and trains were diverted, causing several delays.

Police spokesperson Frederick van Wyk was quoted as saying that an identity book was found in the man's pocket.

They had not yet been able to inform his family.

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